Invicta Fighting Championships has added a new face to its flyweight division.
Joining the 125-pound ranks will be 19-year-old Californian Aspen Ladd. The fighter will make her professional debut in the Invicta cage after amassing an 8-1 record as amateur.
In Ladd’s most recent outing, she captured the Tuff-N-Uff flyweight title with a first-round submission win over Roma Pawelek. The victory marked Ladd’s fifth win inside the first round and her sixth career finish. The sports betting oddsmakers are sure to be making her a favorite for a quick rise and a run at the Invicta FC 125-pound title currently wrapped around Barb Honchak‘s waist.
Invicta already has a solid roster of fighters at flyweight, so Ladd will have to go through some tough opposition to get into position for a title shot, but her pedigree as an amateur is solid.
A native of Pioneer, Calif., Ladd is part of Team MMAGOLD and trains under the tutelage of coach Jim West.
“I’m thrilled,” said Ladd of signing with the promotion. “It’s been my dream for years now, ever since I first started fighting.
“I always assumed there would be three things in my life: work, fighting and school. This is the combination. I get to do my passion for work and I couldn’t be happier. I just have to prove myself.”
Look for Ladd’s Invicta debut in early 2015.